Dr. Tie-yan Liu
Dr. Tie-Yan Liu is a lead researcher at Microsoft Research Asia. His current research interests are theorem, algorithm and system for learning to rank in vector space and on graph data. So far, Dr. Liu has about 70 quality papers published in referred international conferences and journals, including SIGIR(9), WWW(3), ICML(3), KDD(2), etc. He has about 40 filed US / international patents or pending applications. He is the winner of the Most Cited Paper Award for the Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation. He has been the program committee members for more than 30 international conferences, such as WWW, SIGIR, ICML, ACL, and ICIP. He has been a Senior Program Committee member of SIGIR 2008, and the co-chair of the SIGIR workshop on learning to rank for information retrieval in 2007 and 2008 (LR4IR 2007 and 2008). He has been a tutorial speaker at WWW 2008 and SIGIR 2008. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Liu obtained his Ph.D. in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in 2003, where his research efforts were devoted to video content analysis.